Blog: Global Health

Common Sense: Integrated SRH/HIV Services

By Kathy Calvin
July 26, 2012

Imagine a life where you live on less than two dollars a day. You have been saving for months to afford a trip to the health clinic. With your payment in hand, you walk three hours to get to the nearest clinic, carrying your young children with you. When you finally arrive, you want to be able to receive information and testing for HIV and also pick up contraception to prevent pregnancy, but you’re told that the clinic does not provide both services.

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A Strong Global Fund is Vital to an AIDS-Free Generation

By Peter Yeo
July 24, 2012

Over the span of three decades, humanity has witnessed the rise of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, and also launched one of history’s greatest global attacks. Just 30 years ago, AIDS was barely uttered in newspapers anywhere around the globe, let alone becoming a household term. Twenty years ago, AIDS became the number one cause of death for U.S. men ages 25 to 44.

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Why I’m Committed to Turning the Tide on AIDS

By Bill Gates
July 22, 2012

Florence Daka is a healthy mother of four who lives in Lusaka, Zambia. She sees her children off to school every morning and works a full day cleaning offices. That may not sound extraordinary, but it is. It’s extraordinary because Florence is alive and well and living with HIV, thanks to the effective treatment that she takes.

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A Right to Reproductive Health

By Peter Yeo
July 10, 2012

As a child growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I watched my mother go to work each day, dedicated to running our local women’s health clinic. A staunch defender of reproductive rights, she was armed with more than a team of medical experts, but also the kindness and wisdom that patients—many of them young women—relied on to prepare for the rest of their lives.

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The 65th World Health Assembly

By Eric Porterfield
May 30, 2012

The Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly is took place in Geneva from May 21–26, 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly is discussing a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, noncommunicable diseases, nutrition, the Millennium Development Goals, adolescent pregnancy, polio eradication, research and development, International Health Regulations, and the WHO reform process.

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A Message From Nairobi

By Chris Helfrich
May 11, 2012

Chris Helfrich, director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, reports on the South Sudanese humanitarian crisis from Nairobi, Kenya.

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